JAIPUR: Life is limping back to normal at many flood-affected districts in Rajasthan as water has started receding .

Union Minister Nihal Chand said on Monday that soil testing of a few samples from Punjab had put nitrogen contents at 28 per cent against standard requirement of 4 per cent.

Jaipur:Around 29,692 hectares of forest land is under encroachment in Rajasthan, according to the latest figures of the ministry of environment and forests. While the country boasts of over 19.57 lakh hectares of encroached forest land as compared to 17,94,879 hectares in 2009.

The data shows that the encroachments on forest land have increased over the past five years in the country. Rajasthan already has very few natural forests. The statistics for the last five years show that Bundi district in the state leads with 8878 hectares of encroached forest land. Followed by Chittorgarh 6354 hectares and Dungarpur 4426 hectares. Alwar had 454 hectares, Dausa 372 hectares, Hanumangarh 113 hectares and Ajmer had 45 hectares of forest land under encroachment.

Central Audit Body Pulls Up State Govt & Departments For Huge Losses Incurred

Jaipur: Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited (RSMML), a public sector undertaking of the state government, has incurred a loss of Rs 1.10 crore for non-compliance of legal requirements which led to unproductive expenditure towards land tax and dead rent. It also incurred loss of Rs. 1.92 core for keeping 12 areas without any plan to undertake mining having paid premium charges on it.

The Rajasthan Cabinet on Monday put its seal of approval on a controversial decision to give khatedari rights to over 30,000 farmers occupying the custodian land in Alwar, Bharatpur, Hanumangarh an

JAIPUR: After making it to the hall of shame with one of the lowest child sex ratio in the country, the Census data for the district and sub-districts is likely to be disclosed on Monday.

These figures while presenting a nuanced picture of the state will also help in identifying the problem regions.

According to Census 2011, in Rajasthan, the population of children between 0 to 6 years stand

Eight companies from India and abroad have shown interest in the project
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Government has decided to mine potash in an area measuring 878 hectares in Hanumangarh district through joint ventures involving 51 per cent stake of the public sector Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited.

Team from Delhi tours western Rajasthan to check the spread of diseases

DNA correspondent
After a sudden spurt of malaria reported from western Rajasthan for the past few weeks, teams of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) visited the area to take stock of the situation.
According to officials, a team led by BN Thapar, joint director at NVBDCP visited Barmer on Monday.

Anindo Dey | TNN

Nitrate has become of the key environmental issues because of its implications on human and animal health. Nitrate enters in the human body through the use of ground water for drinking and causes number of health disorders. In Rajasthan, ground waters of Nagaur, Barmer, Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh and Jhunjhunu districts were enriched with high nitrate.